President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address in front of a large crowd

Why President Obama’s Final State of the Union Matters for Women and Girls

The president’s speech hit on some important AAUW priorities — and was disappointingly silent on other key issues like ending violence against women and the attacks on women’s access to reproductive health services and birth control. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 14, 2016
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Play Bingo with AAUW as You Follow Obama’s Final State of the Union!

Every year we tune in to hear what the president promises to do to move women’s issues forward and we will be especially interested to see what he proposes as he works to establish his legacy. This year, the speech is set for January 12, and we ask you to help us follow along through a friendly (or not-so-friendly!) game of bingo. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 05, 2016

91 Percent of Colleges Reported Zero Incidents of Rape in 2014

Newly reported data required by the Clery Act indicate that the annual statistics collected by colleges and universities still do not tell the full story of sexual violence on campus. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   November 23, 2015

Newly Released Campus Sexual Violence Data Raise Red Flags

An AAUW analysis of data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education shows that 91 percent of college campuses reported zero incidents of rape in 2014. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 23, 2015
A group of four young women greet U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and Donya Nasser shakes his hand.

Empowering Global Leaders

At age 22, Donya Nasser has made it all the way to the United Nations. Over the next year she will attend high-level meetings and forums and travel across the country to support gender equality. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   November 09, 2015
A woman holds up some sort of robot that’s connected to a computer.

Princess or Geek: What Attracts Women to Science?

Marketing aimed at recruiting girls into STEM tends to fall into one of two distinct categories: Let’s call them geek pride and sparkle science. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   November 09, 2015
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(Re)call of Duty: Did SXSW Give In to Online Harassment?

South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) publicly decided to concede to threats of violence by allowing anonymous bullies to stake their claim in what has become the largest convergence of technology and art in the country. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 02, 2015
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Domestic Violence: 6 Ways Celebrities are Raising Awareness, and How You Can Help

Everyone has a right to healthy, happy, and safe relationships. Watch these videos of celebrities who agree. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 28, 2015
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A Feminist’s Guide to Halloween

What’s a feminist to do with Halloween? We can avoid dressing up altogether and stay at home eating mini Kit Kats and watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Or we can take costumes into our own hands. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   October 19, 2015
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Even Superstars Aren’t Safe from the Gender Pay Gap: An Open Letter to Jennifer Lawrence

The gender pay gap hurts women from all walks of life, to the tune of more than $500,000 average over the course of a career. You may be the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, but even you aren’t immune. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   October 16, 2015